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TRACKING TIME: They made history together in...

TRACKING TIME: They made history together in 1981. But in the years since, the four girls from Kennedy High in Granada Hills who set the national high school record for the 1,600-meter relay have taken very different roads. . . . One never ran after high school, one got hurt and one quit after college. And one--Denean Hill--will try for her fifth Olympic team in 1996 (C14).

EXTRA CAUTION: In the wake of a kidnaping of a Val Verde realtor--abducted while she was showing houses--security has been beefed up at local real estate offices. . . . At King Realty in Sherman Oaks, clients must leave a copy of a picture ID at the office before agents show them property. “We are trying to get agents to be more careful,” said general manager Jeff Kahn.

FACES OF GOD: In reply to the ancient philosophical problem--how does a beneficent God tolerate evil--an Encino rabbi suggests a God with a split personality. In a book to be published on the eve of Yom Kippur, Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis (above) describes a two-sided divinity--a God of blindly implacable nature and a God of human relations (B12).

TROUBLEMAKER: Tyke was always an elephant with an attitude problem. So animal trainer Brian McMillan of Santa Clarita was not shocked to learn that Tyke, his former pupil, went on a rampage last week in Honolulu (B1). “She would run away when you tried to do anything with her,” he said. . . . Still, he considers it unusual for an African elephant like Tyke to lose her temper. He says Asian elephants are more likely to misbehave.

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SPECTATOR SPORT: Football hasn’t started yet, and baseball’s still on strike. What’s a sports fan to do? Well, in Burbank on Friday, there was an alternative--the regional finals of the National Aerobic Championships. . . . About 100 dancers showed up in tight outfits with the hopes of making it to the nationals in Houston. “It’s a sport for all,” said organizer Karen Schwartz (B3).


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